A Hole in the Pocket
Loose Canons: Jason Te Kare
Invisible Barriers: Illiteracy in Aotearoa

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Bridget Reweti on the reciprocity that sits at the heart of uku practice in Aotearoa. 

Last week a friend told me about their mountain. They described how the active nature of their volcanic mountain requires that its people live in reciprocal balance with it. The fertile soil, employment opportunities, industry and unique geographical features given by the mountain are generally understood alongside...

Loose Canons

Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Jason Te Kare is a director, playwright and performer who has worked on stages in England, Canada, Hawai’i and all over Aotearoa. He made his professional debut as an original cast member in the landmark New Zealand play Waiora by Hone Kouka. In 2011 Jason...

Society

One in every four people in Aotearoa struggles with literacy, Isa Pearl Ritchie shares her personal story.

It was 1993 and I was eight years old. After much pleading I had finally convinced my mother to let me attend the local ‘normal’ school. A ‘normal’ school was the old-fashioned name for schools that had trainee-teachers come in on practicum, but to me it was far from normal. I remember the spinning sensation...

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A Hole in the Pocket
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Jason Te Kare
Society
Invisible Barriers: Illiteracy in Aotearoa
Loose Canons: Donna Brookbanks
Read Time: 5 mins
Billy T Award Nominee Donna Brookbanks tells us about...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Donna Brookbanks
By Donna Brookbanks
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in May
Read Time: 8 mins
A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable...
Art
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in May
By Pantograph Punch
A Library is More Than Books: On the Proposed Closure of the Elam Fine Arts Library
Read Time: 28 mins
The library does not simply house a collection – it...
Art
A Library is More Than Books: On the Proposed Closure of the Elam Fine Arts Library
By Rachel Ashby and Vanessa Crofskey
From the Margins to the Mainstream: Pacific Sisters at Te Papa
Read Time: 25 mins
Ioana Gordon-Smith on the significance and celebration...
Art
From the Margins to the Mainstream: Pacific Sisters at Te Papa
By Ioana Gordon-Smith
Loose Canons: Jane Yonge
Read Time: 5 mins
Theatre director Jane Yonge lets us in on five inspirations...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Jane Yonge
By Jane Yonge
To Care and Be Cared For
Read Time: 14 mins
On the myth of passionate work and the imperative...
Art
To Care and Be Cared For
By Lucinda Bennett
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in April
Read Time: 10 mins
A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable...
Art
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in April
By Pantograph Punch
So, You Want to be the “Largest Polynesian City in the World”?
Read Time: 12 mins
We’re not your interesting cousins you get to pull...
Society
So, You Want to be the “Largest Polynesian City in the World”?
By Lana Lopesi